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A visualization of surface winds on CESM1CESM2 will allow exploration of an impressive breadth of scientific questions.
An image of Hurricane Harvey taken by the GOES-16 satelliteIn the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast in August 2017, the Gulf's waters were warmer than any time on record.
 Miami skyline (courtesy Pixabay CC0Federal investments in atmospheric and oceanic research are ushering in major advances in longer-term weather prediction, enabling private companies to provide their clients with valuable forecasts of weather patterns weeks to months in advance.
 A scene from COP 21 in ParisThe Paris Agreement stipulates that warming be limited to between 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) and 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F). It also stipulates that countries achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of this century.
A map of expected sea level riseCutting emissions would reduce the threat of sea level rise to coastal cities worldwide, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities.
2 feet of sea level riseGlobal sea level rise is not cruising along at a steady 3 mm per year, it’s accelerating a little every year.
A flood in Colorado, a drought in TexasPrecipitation variability — the swing from dry to wet and back again — will continue to increase across the majority of the world's land area as the climate warms.
Predicted La Niña for 2018Two new studies have significantly improved scientists’ ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña.
Simulated cooling from geoengineeringUsing a sophisticated computer model, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a new research approach to geoengineering could potentially be used to limit Earth’s warming to a specific target while reducing some of the risks and concerns identified in past studies, including uneven cooling of the globe.
Mount Tambora's calderaMajor volcanic eruptions in the future have the potential to affect global temperatures and precipitation more dramatically than in the past because of climate change.